July Reading Program 2020

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Take a survey now for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! 

Paper surveys are also available at the Library. 

 July Checklist:

  1. Register for the July Reading Program online with Beanstack or call us!
  2. Read and track your progress online with Beanstack. You can also ask us for a paper reading log or download one from the link below.
  3. Participate in dreamy events and activities - almost all are virtual so you can take part from your own home!
  4. Help us reach our overall July reading goal of 300,000 minutes!
  5. Thank our wonderful sponsors!

Find out about each program:

An asterisk following the event title denotes required registration.

Click on the correct age group below to begin. Links will be added by June 29.

Register for the program

Register for your program online with Beanstack or call us...it just takes a couple minutes! Remember, we have programs for babies, children, teens, and adults.

This year we are using Beanstack, an online service, to register and log your reading and participation! If you prefer using a paper log, or would like a paper copy to keep track of your progress before logging on Beanstack, look below under July Reading Logs or call us at 319-334-2470.

Video Tutorial on how to Register on Beanstack

July Reading Logs and Event Calendar

Download the 2020 July Event Calendar below. There are also hard copy reading logs you can download...either as a reference in addition to logging online with Beanstack, or as a substitute instead of recording online on Beanstack. If you use the paper reading log, please call us periodically so we can keep track of your progress and so you can get the incentives or prizes!


Start logging your reading beginning July 1.

Earn points by reading, attending events, and doing activities in order to complete the reading program. Stop in at the library for prizes and chances to win!  July 31  is the deadline for reading and logging your progress.

Give Us Your Feedback

Tell us what you thought and earn points when you do it! Links will be added for the different summer reading program surveys.

Children and Teens Survey (to be taken by child/teen about program they participated in)

Survey for Caregivers (to be taken by parent/guardian/babysitter of babies, children, or teens who participated)

Survey for Adults (to be taken by adults in regards to the adult program)
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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Viola McMorris Summer Reading Endowment
Friends of the Independence Public Library
City of Independence
Bill's Pizza and Smokehouse
Burger King
Dairy Queen